Tips for Reducing Your Water Consumption
Our water, specifically which is sourced from non-bottled varieties, will come from one of two sources – either from above-ground resources like lakes and rivers or from underground aquifers or wells. To learn the specifics of your local water supply, try requesting an annual water quality report from the utility company providing your community with water.
There is a lot of creative thought being put into the process of recycling water, using “gray water” and of course, the quality of our water considered potable. The reports are also sent out to customers by July 1st of each year. There you’ll begin to uncover what lurks in your drinking water supply including contaminants and chemicals like chlorine and chloramines (which are toxic to fish and amphibians).
It is important to know what’s in your water supply so you know what you need to filter out. This will help you choose the best water filter for you and your family. The report also gives you a summary of water sources i.e. lakes, rivers, aquifers, reservoirs). To further uncover what’s really in your tap water send a sample to lab and have it tested. [Read more…]